The History of France: Civil and Military, Ecclesiastical, Political, Literary, Commercial, &c. &c. from the Time of Its Conquest by Clovis, A.D. 486, Volume 1

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T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies, 1801 - France
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Page 307 - Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: And let them judge the people at all seasons...
Page 445 - ... of architecture, unknown to Greece and Rome; upon original principles, and ideas much nobler than what had given birth even to classical magnificence.
Page 445 - ... appears from hence, that no attentive observer ever viewed a regular avenue of well-grown trees, intermixing their branches over head, but it presently put him in mind of the long...
Page 168 - ... the infidels, fo formidable in preceding reigns. The turbulence of the people, or of their princes, in Aquitaine, Bavaria, Saxony, and other parts of Germany, feems always to have been the occafion of the wars and fcverities with which he vifited them.
Page 445 - Vifto through a Gothic Cathedral; or ever entered one of the larger and more elegant Edifices of this kind, but it reprefented to his imagination an Avenue of trees.
Page 351 - ... a wisdom pure and peaceable, gentle and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and of good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Page 307 - • provide able men^ fuch as fear God, men of truth^ hating covetoufnefs...
Page 168 - Princes were not allowed ordinary education, left it fhould enervate them, and difqualify them for the bufinefs of war. Yet he was fond of learning and learned men. He gave the utmoft encouragement to the literature of the times. He invited Alcuin, a famous teacher, from England, and by his direction inftituted fchools and philofophical academies.
Page 445 - Groves, as nearly as the distance of architecture would permit ; at once indulging their old prejudices, and providing for their present conveniences, by a cool receptacle in a sultry climate.
Page 169 - His body was embalmed, and placed in a vault on a throne of gold, having on the imperial robes, above a hair cloth veil which he was accuftomed to wear.

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